With support from the National Science Foundation, the American Institute of Biological Sciences and the USA Nagoya Protocol Action Group are organizing an online workshop series to explore how the international scientific community can study biodiversity in the changing landscape of international policy. Registration is now open for the session on “Applied Ecology and Infectious Disease” scheduled for October 27, 2021. This session will be co-hosted by the American Society of Mammalogists, the Natural Science Collections Alliance, and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections. Stay tuned for information about additional sessions in this series.
Topic: Applied Ecology and Infectious Disease
Date: October 27, 2021
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM EST or 5:00 – 7:00 PM UTC (this program will be recorded)
Location: Online via Zoom
Registration link: https://aibs.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAudeCqpjIuHtP2OEEmhWffJhl_zneouT7R
Digital Sequence Information (DSI), such as genetic sequence data, play a critical role in understanding and addressing infectious diseases. DSI about pathogens provides key information, such as mutation rate, provenance, and migration trajectories, which can all enable disease management in a variety of systems. Furthermore, exemplary research on zika, lyme disease, malaria, and SARS viruses have relied on international partnerships. Join us for this workshop to recognize and document the value of DSI for infectious disease research, and learn together how to navigate the Nagoya Protocol and national policies to conduct upstanding biodiversity science to benefit the planet.
Additional information about this session, including the list of speakers, is available online.